Tallapoosa, Georgia: Possum Drop - New Year's Eve

Every New Year's Eve, at the approach of midnight, totally dead and stuffed possum "Spencer" descends in the center of a sphere festooned with Christmas lights. Show up at 9 pm to see the competition and coronation of the new Possum King and Queen. The town's former name was "Possum Snout." Clearly, there are issues.
Atlanta St., Tallapoosa, GA
I-20 exit 5. Downtown.
New Year's Eve, 9 am - Midnight. (Call to verify)
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Possum Drop - New Year's Eve

On New Year's Eve they drop a dead possum covered in lights instead of a ball. My friend's dad went. He said that it was the most fun New Year's Eve he has ever had.

[Robin, 01/17/2011]

Spencer, a dead possum provided by a local taxidermy shop, is suspended by his tail in the center of a wire sphere festooned with Christmas lights. At the stroke of midnight, down it goes. There is a Possum King and Queen crowned as well. The town used to be named "Possum Snout," so this ritual is completely appropriate.

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